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Cowboy

There is more than one artist with the name Cowboy. Two of them are mentioned below.

1.) An American southern country rock band from Jacksonville, Florida who released four albums through legendary Capricorn Records label in 1970´s. They are probably best remembered from the song “Please Be With Me” which Eric Clapton covered in his 461 Ocean Boulevard album.

Cowboys were put together in 1969 by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton. Members had previously been in the bands 31st Of February and We The People. Cowboy was signed to Capricorn Records and shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band. After getting Taltons old friend, Tom Wynn to play drums, George Clark on bass and Bill Pillmore on keyboards they were all soon living in a house together in Jacksonville, practicing day and night.

Duane Allman recommended the band to Phil Walden, who signed them to his legendary Capricorn Records label. Cowboy released their debut album “Reach for the Sky” in 1970 and soon after they headed to Muscle Shoals studios to work on their sophomore album, Five’ll Getcha Ten. In 1973 Cowboy released Why Quit When You’re Losing?, toured with the Allman Brothers Band with new drummer, Bill Stewart, after which, Boyer, along with Talton, was recruited as members of the Capricorn rhythm section. Cowboy was also the backup band for Gregg Allman’s 1974 On Tour album.

2.) A rapper who was involved with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. Many people often think of Melle Mel when Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five is mentioned, but along with Scorpio, Cowboy was the backbone of the group. Unfortunately, he died on September 8, 1989 at the age of 38. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.